System requirements

Minimal system requirements for KolibriOS:

The system can boot from any of following devices:

Installation: BIOS mode

Install to floppy

Now you can boot from floppy (keep it in drive, reboot, set in BIOS option of
floppy booting).

Install to hard disk

There exist several loaders from hard disk. All are oriented on DOS and Windows
users. Also standard Linux-loader GRUB can be used. All methods work with file
kolibri.img. If you already have old version of KolibriOS installed, simply
replace kolibri.img to the new one. If you have booted from LiveCD, which does
not contain the file kolibri.img, KolibriOS can create it independently. To do
this, run the program rdsave, enter the file name for saving and select the
corresponding variant. Of course, in this case KolibriOS must be able to write
to file system of selected partitions. Currently this means that only FAT and
EXT2 volumes are ok.

Install to USB flash drive

The special loader for FAT32-volumes has been written. It and its installer to
flash drive can be found in the directory HD_load\USB_Boot.

Despite the fact that the installer from the previous step is recommended, you
may also use Rufus to write Kolibri ISO-image on the USB flash.

For not-FAT32 drives you may use article placed in the directory

Install to CD and DVD

There exists special LiveCD-version of KolibriOS, which contains in addition to
standard things some 'heavy' (in KolibriOS standards) programs: the ported
emulator DosBox, videoplayer Fplay, PDF reader, games like Quake, DOOM, Tyrian
and Wolfenstain3D, etc.

You can also create bootable CD or DVD on the base of kolibri.img, adding
anything what you want, in the mode of floppy emulation. The appropriate actions
are determined by used CD/DVD write program (focus on words such as 'boot floppy

Installation: UEFI mode

UEFI support is still in beta. Be ready to face issues and report them.

Install to hard disk

Install to USB flash drive